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Homeward Bound 2017

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With Aion: 5.3 launching tomorrow, now is the perfect time for all Daevas to return to Atreia. The Giving Ayas Flock have returned to cheer on and assist all new, and returning Daevas. Also joining them this time around are some helpful NPCs. If you are a new or returning player, speak to these friendly people for wonderful items and help.

 

-How To Participate-

If you are a new player, speak with the Helpful  Ayas to receive a quest which will reward you with [Event] Ayas Fuzzball Welcome Bundle. If you are a returning player, speak to the Friendly Aras’ to recieve [Event] Ayas Fuzzball Support Bundle. Opening these boxes will grant items which will be very helpful on your journey. For both new and returning players, you will be able to speak to Friendly and Helpful Ayas daily for [Event] Ayas Daily Transformation Candy Box. All players will also be able to obtain the [Event] Ayas Daily Transformation Candy Box available once weekly via survey.

Also during the event there are friendly NPCs, named Leta and Lief, to assist you on your journey. These NPCs will grant new players a special combat buff that last for two hours. They will also be kind enough to teleport any player to many different instances, so use them often because it beats walking!

Bottles of liquid EXP will also drop for new and returning players in the world and in instances. These bottles will have varying EXP amounts. Consuming any of these bottles will immediately grant you the said amount of experience.

Also in the event, for new and returning Archdaevas, you will be rewarded with items everyday just for logging in! These items will be in a menu on the right and includes rewards like Spinel Fragments and other items. All you need to do it stay logged in for the amount of time required for each reward, and you can do this every day during the event.

For all players level 20 or under you will be able to claim a survey that contains Twin’s Gift. When you open this chest it will grant you items for your level and another chest you can open at a higher level. There will be various chests at different levels as you level up which will all grant you useful items.

For all the items in the Ayas Fuzzball Bundles, please follow this link.


Aion 5.3 launches on March 15. Begin your journey while you still have time because Homeward bound ends on April 5.


Scheduled Game Update - March 15, 2017, 6:00 AM Central

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There will be a scheduled game update tomorrow, Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 6:00 AM to 11:45 AM Central Time. The game servers will be unavailable for approximately 5 hours and 45 minutes.

- Changes -

  1. Aion: 5.3 update will be applied to the servers. Patch notes are available here.
  2. Kromede's Revenge will end. Defeat her while you still have time!
  3. Homeward Bound event for new and returning players will begin. Details are available here.
  4. Tempered Power promotion will begin. Details available after the update.
  5. Double EXP setting will be disabled.

Be sure to follow @L2andAionOps for server updates. Thank you for your patience!

Thank you for your patience!


Weekly Server Maintenance - March 8, 2017, 6:00 AM Central

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There will be a scheduled maintenance period tomorrow, Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 6:00 AM to 8:30 AM Central Time. The game servers will be unavailable for approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.

- Changes -

  1. Routine website and server maintenance.
  2. Kromede's Revenge event will be extended for one more week.
  3. Double EXP event will run from March 8 to March 15. You can find more information here.

Be sure to follow @L2andAionOps for server updates. Thank you for your patience!


Aion 5.3 Launch Postponed to March 15

Hello Daevas, 

During QA testing, we found a critical issue with the new Atreian Passport. Specifically, the issue is with the function that sends all unclaimed Passport rewards to your player inbox. This means that any player with unclaimed rewards could lose out on some or all of their items without an easy means of getting them back. In order to allow time for a fix to be properly developed and tested, we’re making the difficult but necessary decision to postpone the Aion 5.3 launch until March 15.

We understand you’ve been looking forward to this launch as much as we have, and as we work on resolving this issue we’ll be extending the Kromede’s Revenge event for one more week. Additionally, we’ll also hold a bonus EXP event for the days leading up to our new launch date. Click here for full details of the bonus EXP event.

Please hold on to your excitement for one more week. Thank you for your patience, and we apologize for this unfortunately necessary delay.

-- Gideon, Associate Producer


Aion 5.3 Abyss Changes Preview

With the Aion 5.3 update less than a week away we wanted to cover some of the changes for the abyss in the update!

Abyss Changes
The update will brings new type of grouping mechanic just for sieges called Coalition which will make it easier for players to participate and get coordinated. These new groups will be available to all players 10 minutes before the scheduled siege starts. If you wish to participate, be sure to join one, as you will only receive rewards from the siege if you are in the Coalition. Each fort will have its own Coalition, so be sure to apply for the one you will want to siege! The leaders of the Coalition will be determined based on Abyss rank, and the leaders will also have special skills assigned to them based on their Abyss rank, and their rank within the Coalition. These skills are very powerful and can be vital to winning the siege so be sure to take advantage of them!

At the beginning of each siege, the fortresses going vulnerable will be reset to Balaur for both the lower and upper fortresses no matter who currently occupies them at that time.

Lower Fortresses
In the lower fortress sieges, Shugos will be offering assistance to Daevas against the Balaur. For the first part of the siege, Balaur will attack the Shugos that are there to help out in the Lower Abyss. You will need to work together with your Coalition to save the Shugos from the Balaur. The faction that renders the most aid for each pack of Shugos will gain their assistance in taking the fortress. Each pack of Shugos offers something different! Rewards will be given to all players that participate in the siege regardless of faction and even if the opposite faction takes the fortress. There will be a minimum contribution level required on the losing faction to gain these rewards.

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Upper Fortresses
The Upper Fortress sieges will be changed so the winning faction is decided based on the contribution for the fortress siege, instead of the first faction to take the Diety. As the battle begins, players will be transported to the fortress for the Coalition they applied for and both factions’ scores will be at zero, while Balaur will be at 10,000. You will need to work with your Coalition to complete objectives around and in the fortress to gain points. At the end of the siege, regardless of who kills the Deity, the faction with the most points will be successful in obtaining the fortress. If the Balaur still have the most points, or the two factions tie in points, the fort will remain Balaur and both factions will receive participation rewards.

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Equipment and Rank Changes
Included in the update will be new sets of Abyss equipment for all ranks of Archdaevas. This new gear will require the new tradeable Spinel Medals and Abyss Points to obtain. The mechanics for Glory Points will be changing too. In order to be ranked by your GP, you will need to gain 1,450 in a calendar month to hold your rank, and it will no longer decay on a daily basis. If you do not meet that threshold, you will be ranked according to your AP until you gain enough GP. Players will also receive a weekly reward bundle for holding their Abyss rank which will be sent via mail.

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This concludes our previews for Aion: 5.3. You can view our previous previews that go over other new features and changes in the update here. Aion 5.3 launches next week, March 8, so be ready because the Balaur will not go easy!


Weekly Server Maintenance - March 1, 2017, 6:00 AM Central

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There will be a scheduled maintenance period tomorrow, Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM Central Time. The game servers will be unavailable for approximately 4 hours.

- Changes -

  1. Routine website and server maintenance.
  2. Omega Unbound Enchantment event will end. The top five enchanters from each server will recieve their prizes within a week.
  3. The Mysterious Enchanter event will end. Mystic items that meet the requirements will be converted.
  4. Kromede's Revenge event will continue for one more week.
  5. Character transfer queueing will be unavailable due the update next week.
  6. Panesterra Fortresses will be reset to Balaur.

Additionally, website login, new account creation, NCoin purchases, and store purchases will be unavailable until 11:00 AM.

Be sure to follow @L2andAionOps for server updates. Thank you for your patience!


5.3 Item and System Preview

Aion 5.3 is launching on March 8, 2017. There are many updates and changes in the patch other than what we've shown previously. Keep reading for a preview of server new items and system changes in this update!

Essence Core
Essense Core is a new item for Archdaevas that will allow you to obtain additional Essence points, which you will be able to equip on your character screen. Characters can equip up to three essence cores at any given time. Each Essence Core can be enchanted up to a maximum of +10, with additional Essence Points being added for each enchantment level. The amount of essence added is not randomized.

Essence Cores can be obtained through Aetherforging, and can be enchanted with Omega Enchantment Stones or the new Essence Core Solution, which will be available from bosses in Archdaeva instances. Essence Cores can be traded at any enchantment level.

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Atreian Passport
The Atreian Passport will be updated so it no longer resets every calendar month. Each day you log in, it will progress one more day on the calendar and give you the subsequent reward. After you receive the 28th and final reward, the rewards will reset.

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Empyrean Bracelets
The Empyrean Lords have forged blessed bracelets to be worn by Daevas. Empyrean Bracelets increase your PvP Defense, and can be improved via tempering up to tempering level 10.

At level 5 and 10, the Bracelet’s appearance changes, and a small amount of PvP attack is added at each level starting at level 6. The bracelet also gains a Manastone slot at tempering levels 5, 7, and 10. Failing to temper a bracelet will reduce the tempering level to zero, and will result in losing any Manastones that were socketed. Empyrean Bracelets are available for Daevas level 10 or above and are tradeable at any tempering level.

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Atreian Bestiary
The Atreian Bestiary is a log you will keep of monsters you kill in Iluma and Norsvold. Both regions will be available for each race. Each monster in the Atreian Bestiary will have five levels of rewards, which can be unlocked by defeating a specific number of a given monster.

After finishing a reward level, you are awarded with experience. Each subsequent reward level will have larger experience rewards, but will also require more monsters to be defeated than the previous level. You can view the locations for almost every monster in the Atreian Bestiary, but some rare ones you will have to find on your own!

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Skill Changes
In the Skills window, you will find a new tab where you will have the ability to create custom skill chains. You can set up to 4 skills per chain, and each character gets 5 chains total. After creating your custom chain, you can drag the first skill to your hotbar. When it is used it will chain to the next skill in the custom chain.

If a skill is already a part of a chain naturally, the natural chain must be completed before the next part of the custom chain triggers, and conditional statuses must still be met. You can arrange skills in any order, so get creative!

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There are many more additions to the update! Stay tuned for the next preview which will go over the Abyss Siege changes in 5.3.